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      I love to make candles I do not have a craft store close so I buy my pre-made wicks off ebay for super cheap. I use an old crock pot to heat my wax and I have a few nice metal molds I got from my local Goodwill. I just heat the wax to the right temperature about 180 degrees (I use a candy thermometer to test) I pick up scraps of old candles and just chuck them all together and I use old crayons to color and essential oils to add smell.

      Patricia George wrote: Making candles from used candles is very simple, however you will want to cut away the black residue out of the candle and tip of wick. If you fail to do this, you will have that black in your candle wax. Hubby and I did this last year for Christmas gifts.

      Pastor of our church gives us the old candles and we make our own. These candles are white with no scent,
      so we can make any color or scent we want. I also make my candles from all used candles now.

      You can come up with some wonderfully scented candles from mixing the scented candles you melt down. I like to just pour into jars. You can get all sorts of jars from your local thrift store, usually the smaller ones are only 5-20 cents, or use mason jars.

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